Lorin Ashton, better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is best known for his live performances, light shows, and community engagement.
Lorin grew up in a San Francisco Bay Area commune and initially identified with visual arts rather than music, creating movies with his dad’s camera at the age of ten.Bassnectar’s original musical influences included metal and rock bands such as Metallica, Megadeth and Nirvana.
These influences are clearly integrated in tracks such as “Pennywise Tribute”, “Seek and Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)”, and “Boomerang”, which combines samples of heavy metal & punk with overwhelming basslines. In the mid-90s, he briefly toured with Exhumed as a bass player.